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A betting scandal involving Tonali: implications for Newcastle and Milan

The Football Association is probing whether banned footballer Sandro Tonali violated betting rules after joining Newcastle in the summer.

The Football Association is probing whether banned footballer Sandro Tonali violated betting rules after joining Newcastle in the summer.

Background:

In October, the Italian Football Federation handed Sandro Tonali, the 23-year-old midfielder, a ten-month suspension for his involvement in betting on matches related to his former clubs, Brescia and Milan. This suspension applies worldwide and raises questions about his time with Newcastle United.

Global Ban Extends to Newcastle:

Despite his transfer to Newcastle from Milan for £55 million in July, the ban on Tonali’s involvement in betting remains in effect. 

This situation has prompted an investigation by the Football Association (FA) to determine whether he continued betting on football even after his move to the English Premier League.

Milan’s Knowledge of the Charges:

Questions surround Milan’s awareness of the betting charges when they sold Tonali to Newcastle. The Magpies’ Sporting Director, Dan Ashworth, was uncertain about Milan’s knowledge and stated, “It’s really difficult for me to get into what other clubs do or don’t know.”

The ongoing investigation will shed light on the extent of Tonali’s involvement in betting and the potential ramifications for both his career and the clubs involved. The case underscores the importance of transparency and vigilance in addressing issues related to sports integrity.

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